Sesquicentennial Celebrations

150th Anniversary

In 1874, Mother Mary Angela Truszkowska sent five Felician Sisters across the Atlantic to North America. On November 21, they arrived in Polonia, Wisconsin where the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fr. Joseph Dabrowski had requested their help educating the children of polish immigrants.

Their hard work, joyfulness and charism had a profound effect on people, and as women joined them, Felician Sisters’ ministries continued to grow across the U.S. and Canada, then in Haiti.

150th Anniversary Felician Pilgrimage to Poland – Spring 2025

Join us on a special pilgrimage to the birthplace of Blessed Mary Angela.

Walk in the footsteps of our foundress through Warsaw, Kalisz, Częstochowa, Krakow and Wadowice. Visit the Black Madonna of Częstochowa and the birthplace of Pope Saint John Paul II. Sr. Mary Inga Borko will lead us on a tour that will deepen our understanding of our foundress — Sophia Camille. Space is limited, so express interest early. Contact Marcia Wallander at or 724-944-9814. More information will be available in 2024!

Save these Dates to Celebrate Our Sesquicentennial

Join us to commemorate the founding of the Felician Sisters of North America. 

Mass and receptions will be held throughout Our Lady of Hope Province and in many former provinces in North America.

Thursday, ​November 21, 2024 – ​Opening Celebration​​s – Polonia, WI

Sunday​​, December 22, 2024 – ​​​​​Michigan

Sunday​​, January 19, 2025​​​​​ – New York

Saturday​, February 22, 2025 – ​​​​​Chicago, IL and Wisconsin

Saturday​, March 22, 2025 – ​​​​​New Jersey and Deleware

Monday​, April 21, 2025 – ​​​​​​Pennsylvania and South Carolina

Saturday​, May 17, 2025​​​​​​ – New England

Saturday, ​June 21, 2025 – ​​​​​​Southwest

Sunday​​, July 20, 2025​​​​​​​ – Canada

August 2025​​ – Remembrance of Pioneers and All Sisters at Cemeteries

Thursday, ​September 18, 2025​ – Day of Service​​​ – various FSNA locations

Friday, ​​October 10, 2025​ – Day of Gratitude

Friday, ​​November 21, 2025​ – Closing Liturgy & Reception​ – Livonia, MI

Serving where needed since 1874

Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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